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I’m excited to share these crazy DIY glow in the dark twine balls with you all today. I’m sure by now everyone has seen the DIY twine balls over on Pinterest. They are so cute and I have never tried them before. When I was sent some glow in the dark Mod Podge and Stiffy, I knew I had to try a spooky version of the DIY twine balls for Halloween! They look normal and fallish in the daytime but transform into spooky spider web looking glow in the dark balls at night!
Glow in the dark Mod Podge
Stiffy Fabric Stiffener
Folk Art Acrylic Paint (optional)
The first thing you will want to do is cut off a bunch of twine. Every time I made one, I needed way more than I thought I would, so get a lot. You can always add more later. On a paper plate, squirt a very generous amount of the Stiffy fabric stiffener on the twine and swirl it around to make sure it’s completely covered and saturated.
This step can be done while the twine is still on the balloon or afterwards, I tried it both ways. But after the twine has dried and hardened (I used a fan to speed up this process), coat the entire thing generously with glow in the dark Mod Podge. (If you wanted to paint your twine ball a color, you would do this now before adding the Mod Podge. I chose to keep mine natural, but they would look cool painted too!) To get a more intense glow, add more coats of Mod Podge!
After everything is completely dried and hardened, hang your cute twine balls outside where they will be exposed to lots of sunlight during the day. This will charge them up to glow at night. It will add some charm to your outdoor autumn decor without looking too spooky or Halloween-y.
And then watch them transform at night! If they aren’t glowing a lot at night because they aren’t getting enough sunlight, you can “charge” them with lights inside. Then take them out for a more intense glow on Halloween.